Liked and loved – January 2017

It’s been a really quiet month here.

I’m still not feeling better after coming down a flu-type bug on new year’s eve.  Nearly a whole month of feeling poorly and run down means that we’ve not really been up to much.

But I’m looking to focus on the good!

So here are some things I’ve liked and loved in January.

Catching up with my parents.

For various reasons I hadn’t spoken to my Mum for far, far too long.  I’ve been going to bed super early, or the kids have just been manic, and days and weeks had just disappeared.  So when I finally managed to phone her, in peace, for a chat it was just lovely.

And I had the wonderful news that my Dad has been signed off by the consultant following his hip operation last year.

I feel so much better now we’ve spoken, so now I just have to make sure that we don’t go that long without speaking again!


Nasal spray.

For some reason I have always associated nasal spray with geeks.  I’m really not sure why, but I’m inclined to blame 90s american tv programs!

Anyway, this month nasal spray has been my hero.  Call me a geek if you want, I don’t care!  My nose has been so blocked up with this virus that I don’t think I would’ve been able to get any sleep if it wasn’t for nasal spray easing the congestion.

Meeting Nerys’ teacher.

Nerys will be starting a pre-school class as soon as she turns 3, which I’m both excited and sad about.  I know she’ll thrive there, and she’s ready to go.  I’m just not sure I’m ready for her to go yet.  But, after meeting her teacher a few weeks ago, I know it’s the right decision for her to go.

I think she’ll get so much out of it, and it’ll really help her gear up for nursery class in September.


A child-free evening out.

We had a real treat at the start of the year.  Rhys and Nerys went for a sleepover at their grandparents’ house.  And Steve and I went out.  With friends.  For dinner.  At a proper restaurant!

It was so, so lovely to have time to chat and catch up with our friends without the children running around and constantly interrupting.

And the restaurant we went to was fab.  The food was delicious and the atmosphere was just really laid back which I loved.  If you’re ever looking for a relaxed meal out in Swansea you should definitely check out Gilligans in Sketty!


So there we have it.  

A really quite quiet month, but one that still had plenty of things to be grateful for.

I’m just hoping that February brings some good health with it!


A Cornish Mum
Mr and Mrs T Plus Three
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